Top Plumbing Repairs & Upgrades to Tackle This Summer

Summertime is officially here in the Western Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut area. Warmer temperatures arriving signal us to begin tackling some much-needed home improvement tasks, including home plumbing! At FSi Oil and Propane, our home energy professionals are your trusted source for reliable plumbing repairs and consultations, expert installations, and emergency services. Keep reading to see the top summer plumbing repairs and upgrades that our experts recommend to get the most out of your season.

Essential Indoor & Outdoor Plumbing Tasks for MA Homeowners

As the weather improves and you and your family begin spending more time outside enjoying the summertime here in MA & CT, it is easy to overlook the plumbing fixtures that need attention. However, adding a few plumbing maintenance tasks to your summer to-do list can help you avoid issues later in the year. Browse our checklist below to see exactly what you should be doing to ensure your plumbing stays in great shape this year.

Summer Plumbing Checklist

Ready to get started? Here’s the top five home plumbing tasks our plumbing professionals at FSi Oil and Propane recommend adding to your summer home-improvement checklist this year:

Check for leaks

Make sure your home is leak-free. Inspect the areas underneath sinks, behind toilets, and in basements for any signs of leakage. Be sure to head outside to double-check that you don’t have any leaking spigots or faucets. When compounded, small leaks can cause big problems. It’s best to get them taken care of right away by a professional plumber here in our local community. Small leaks are often simple and inexpensive to fix, preventing them from becoming more severe and costly.

Clear out your gutters

Gutters easily fill with leaves, debris, ice, and other blockages. It’s important to clean them or have them cleaned out in the spring to prevent water backup on your roof. Excess water on your roof can lead to leaks, water damage, and other issues that are easily preventable with a simple gutter cleaning.

Clean faucets and fixtures

Sink and shower faucets can collect sedimentary buildup of the chemicals that are in our water. Cleaning them means that the buildup won’t eat away at the metal, come off on your skin, or make dishwashing less effective. Scrub off the buildup and consider a replacement if the buildup is too stubborn.

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Schedule annual maintenance

Just like furnaces, boilers, and air conditioners, appliances like water pumps and water heaters need annual maintenance, too. You can increase efficiency, use less oil, and reduce the risk of a future breakdown. Contact us online to schedule your appointment today!

Get a free estimate for an installation or upgrade

Are you in need of a replacement or upgrade? FSi Oil and Propane is proud to offer FREE estimates on all our plumbing jobs. If you’re considering an upgrade, installation, or service for your faucets, toilets, garbage disposal, or water heater, please don’t hesitate to contact us online for a free plumbing quote today.

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Need Expert Plumbing Services? Count on FSi

So, whether it’s a small job like a running toilet or a leaking faucet, or something requiring much more work like a drainpipe replacement or water heater installation, our FSi plumbers are here to help. We proudly serve Western Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut with all your plumbing and home energy needs. Need heating oil or propane delivery? Request a fill-up online now! Not yet an FSi customer? Visit our online registration page to sign up today!